BPL Community Profile

Courtney Waal (d0rqums) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Courtney Waal hasn't told us about their geographical region yet.
About Me Courtney Waal has not added a biography yet.
CityBoston
My PDF Gear ListBike tour packing list (on road)

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Courtney Waal

Showing 41 - 48 of 48 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5
 

Post

Forum » Thread

Pairing sleeping pads with purposes
I just got my two new sleeping pads from gossamer gear (shipped an hour after the order was placed on sunday!) and I'm now swimming in sleeping pads and wondering how I should reconfigure my sleepi...

In Gear Lists » Pairing sleeping pads with purposes
September 08, 5:24pm

Re: What kind of footwear do you wear ?
I currently alternate between Salomon Tech Amphibians and some Adidas running shoes. The amphibians are great for getting wet, but can get uncomfortable for more than eight miles or so. The running...

In GEAR » What kind of footwear do you wear ?
September 05, 12:48pm

Help me configure my Nunatak bag!
It's finally time for me to get my fancy schmancy Arc, just in time for the fall/winter/spring Texas backpacking and bikepacking season! I think the correct bag for me would be the 32\deg F Ghost. ...

In GEAR » Help me configure my Nunatak bag!
August 17, 7:57pm

Re: Bike Chosen
That's a great bike. I'd suggest giving some careful thought to the carbon choice, though. Carbon bikes start out very stiff (great for racing, not for touring) and then the resin will break down o...

In Other Activities » BICYCLE TOURING
July 15, 1:30am

Re: bicycle touring
Front racks aren't necessary for UL touring, but rear rack eyelets almost certainly are. Currently, I'm using my road bike with a clamp on rack, but it's heavier and no matter how tight I get it, i...

In Other Activities » BICYCLE TOURING
June 12, 7:22pm

bicycle SUL
I've more of a bike-packer and I've been working on trying to find where the SUL line is for that. When I started looking for info, all I was finding were gear lists where people were packing huge ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SuperUltraLight: For the Masses?
May 25, 5:31pm

Re: How to Keep Your Tent Forever
You could also lube the zipper with silicone spray lubricant. It's sticky for a few runs of the zipper and then it's smooooooooth. It's also great for rubik's cubes!

In GEAR » How to Keep Your Tent Forever
May 24, 11:52pm

Re: Weight vs. Simplicity/Time Issue
I'm mostly a bike-packer and I carry relatively heavy Ortlieb waterproof panniers because I really like the simplicity of just rolling the top and buckling and then forgetting about it. I use them ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight vs. Simplicity/Time Issue
May 14, 6:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Courtney Waal

Showing 1 - 2 of 2 | Page: 1
 

Review

Category

REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
You forgot the most important part- it's CHEAP! I'm amazed that they sell something far more than a nylon bag with a drawcord for MSRP $89. I picked mine up at a sale for $65, making it hard to compla...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
October 06, 7:44pm

Gregory Reactor
At 22 oz, this pack is heavy for the 700 in^3 of internal storage space. To the pack's credit, though, are generous and very useable exterior mesh pockets and just barely enough interior space for my ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 03, 8:31pm